William Roland Blankenship

24 June 1836–8 February 1923 (Age 86)
Chariton, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Roland

When William Roland Blankenship was born on 24 June 1836, in Chariton, Missouri, United States, his father, Levi D. Blankenship, was 37 and his mother, Elvira Catherine Black, was 28. He married Susan P Finnell on 25 May 1872, in Randolph, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Jefferson Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Liberty, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died on 8 February 1923, in Keytesville, Chariton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Keytesville Township, Chariton, Missouri, United States.

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William Roland Blankenship
Susan P Finnell
Marriage: 25 May 1872
Edward Harry Blankenship

Spouse and Children

25 May 1872
Randolph, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 2

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of the English surname Blenkinsop, a habitational name from a place called Blenkinsopp in Northumberland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Blankenship, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm R Blankinship, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Blankenship in household of Edd Blankenship, "United States Census, 1920"

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